Former Paducah Tilghman football
standout Josh Forrest is headed west. The Los Angeles Rams selected
the University of Kentucky linebacker with the 15th pick in the sixth
round (No. 190) of Saturday's NFL draft.
Forrest, who moved from wide receiver
to inside linebacker during his career at Kentucky, led UK in tackles
in each of the last two seasons. He finished his UK career with 232
tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and five interceptions. As
a senior, Forrest totaled 93 tackles, six tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks
and two interceptions while starting all 12 games.
Forrest is the first Paducah Tilghman
alum to be taken in the NFL draft since current Tilghman football
coach Kurt Barber went in the second round in 1992. As a
wide receiver, Forrest caught 46 passes for 855 yards and 14
touchdowns as a senior at Tilghman. As a defensive back, he picked
off seven passes during his senior season and returned three for
touchdowns. He also had an 85-yard fumble return for a TD.
As a high school senior, Forrest was named first-team all-state
as a senior by the Louisville Courier-Journal. He was also named to
the Lexington Herald-Leader “Class of the Commonwealth” listing
of the top-22 players in Kentucky.
As a junior, Forrest helped Tilghman
win the 2009 Class AAA state championship.
Former Kentucky men's basketball player
Ed Davender died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack
earlier in the week. He was 49 years old.
Davender, who starred at UK from
1985-88, currently ranks 11th on Kentucky's all-time scoring list
with 1,637 points. A two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection,
Davender led Kentucky to two SEC regular-season and tournament
championships in 1986 and 1988 and four NCAA Tournament appearances.
"We are terribly saddened to hear
that we've lost Ed Davender," UK Athletics Director Mitch
Barnhart said. "Our condolences go out to Ed's family and
friends during this very trying time. The Big Blue Nation will keep
Ed and his family in their thoughts and prayers."
With 1,637 career points and 436 total
assists, Davender owns the illustrious distinction as the only player
in school history with at least 1,500 points and at least 400 assists
in a career. He ranks eighth all-time in assists and fourth in steals
Twice Davender led the Wildcats in
steals for a season and in 1988 he led the Wildcats in assists.
Though he never led the Wildcats in scoring while playing alongside
Kenny Walker and Rex Chapman, he averaged in double figures in three
of his four seasons, including 15 or more in his final two.
He made 438 free throws in his career,
more than any other Wildcat guard in school history.
Davender was eventually drafted No. 60
overall in the 1988 NBA Draft by the Washington Bullets.
A 6-foot-2 guard from Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Davender came to UK as a Parade All-American and a McDonald's
All-American. He played under head coaches Joe B. Hall and Eddie
The 2016 Marshall County Summer
Volleyball Camp for grades 2nd-8th
will be held June 8-10
in the A-Gym at Marshall County High School.
The camp is designed to build a
foundation on the fundamental skills of volleyball such as passing,
setting, serving, attacking and game play.
Session 1 for campers in 2nd-5th
grade will be held from 8:30 am-10:00 am. Session 2 for campers in
6th-8th grade will be held from 10:00 am-12:00 pm.
The cost for Session 1 is $30. The cost
for Session 2 is $35. All campers will receive a t-shirt.
Registration will start on June 8 at
8:00 am for 2nd-5th graders. Registration will start on
June 8 at 9:30 am for 6th-8th graders.
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The 2016 Marshall County Marshals Boys
Basketball Camp will be held May 23 & 24 from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm and
May 26 & 27 from 8:30 am-11:00 am. The camp, directed by Gus
Gillespie and the Marshall County Boys' Coaching Staff, is for all
kids in grades K-9.
The camp features individual
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skill developments and defense drills. All camp participants will
receive a t-shirt.
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The 2016 Graves County Eagles Basketball Camp will be held May 24-27 at Graves County High School. The cost of the camp is $50 per camper.
The camp will run from 12:00 pm-2:15 pm for grades K-4 and from 2:15 pm-4:30 pm for grades 5-9. All campers will receive a camp t-shirt.
The camp will be conducted by head coach Josh Frick and the GCHS coaching staff, plus former and current GC basketball players.
The camp involves daily instruction, individual competitions and team competitions. The main focus will be on improving overall offensive and defensive skills.
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